Fake IT jobs ads are like Facebook Ads—they’re annoying, but you see them anyway. How can you spot the real ones from the fakers? It’s not easy applying for jobs; we know how frustrating and tiring it can be. To save you time, money, and effort, here are a few tips to help you distinguish the real IT job ads from the fake ones.
Basically, the ad is exactly like your dream job
There are recruitment agencies that write those gorgeous headliners that can make you look twice until you open their link and in a flash—you’re instantly scheduled for an interview. Sometimes, you’re not even really qualified but you still got an interview. Sadly, these job ads are specifically aimed to lure you in because it’s exactly what you want and it may even offer a salary around your perfect range. Actually, it’s BELOW your desired salary but with all the sugar-coated details of the job description, it seems like worth a shot. Sadly, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Company is “Unnamed”
Although not all job ads with “private” companies are fake, you shouldn’t be surprised when applying for these ads don’t turn out to be a success. Even if you were super qualified, they probably wouldn’t give you the time of day. It’s either they’re conducting surveys or it’s another scheme to get you to show up for an interview for a different job post. Cruel, we know.Speaking of, most fake IT job ads…
Ask you to “show up” just with your CV
A real job ad agency would at least try to call you and get to know you better. An initial phone interview would most possibly take place before the actual interview. Remember, IT recruiters are serious in wanting to find candidates for IT positions for their company and they wouldn’t want a random stranger to just “show up” at their office. They have to be expecting you, specifically, and not a random applicant with a resume at hand.
The recruiter can’t speak tech… at all
A new tech recruiter might mix and match his or her tech terms, or use layman terms to describe the job description--but if it’s located at a named tech company, you shouldn’t be too concerned at least until you’ve met the hiring manager. However, if it’s a phone interview and you start asking about specifics and the “tech” recruiter doesn’t know ANYTHING at all about the position you’re applying for and you had to fish for information to the point of frustration… you know it’s a bad sign. Might as well call it a day and look for another job post.
They’re asking you to cough up some money…
Now if that’s not shady enough for you, we don’t know what is. A recruiter should never ever ask you to bring cash to secure a job post. If you needed money to “invest” on your career, you’re at the wrong place. Run for the hills!
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